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  • NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

    NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

    | Aug 25, 2014

      Where to even begin? Let’s do a quick review…   At the same time the Internet and fans were passing around Barroway items as being a done deal that would be announced right after the Stanley Cup finals, what they did not know was that Barroway was already out. He just didn’t know it [...]

  • Summertime Slowdown: Catching up with Boston's Offseason Activity

    Summertime Slowdown: Catching up with Boston’s Offseason Activity

    | Jul 24, 2014

    – Good afternoon, Hockey Independent readers! I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable start to your summers! While I’ve spent the bulk of this offseason visiting other parts of the country and exploring various opportunities, I’ve also taken a bit of a respite from writing to relax and recharge for the upcoming season. In the weeks [...]

  • NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

    NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

    | Jun 28, 2014

    The curious case of Joshua Ho-Sang First the NY islanders took an unpredictable turn actually taking a predictable choice at number 5, with the offensively gifted and highly regarded Michael Dal Colle. More on that later. However, then they swept back into the top of the first round to collect what might be the most [...]

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  • Give The Guy A Chance

    Give The Guy A Chance

    Once upon a time there was a little boy from Lycksele, Sweden. His name was David. He loved hockey so much, that was all he ever wanted to do in life. He played so much, he got pretty good! He got so good, he found himself ranked 6th for European skaters by Central Scouting. Boy, was [...]

  • The Character Test

    The Character Test

    In hockey circles, the Islanders are renown for some form of interesting character test that they administer to potential draft picks in order to gain an understanding of said players psyche. This test is obviously mysterious in both what it looks for regarding character, and what the expected outcomes are regarding talent. For instance, based [...]

  • Who's The Over/Under? Part II

    Who’s The Over/Under? Part II

    Now that the potential Overachiever has been presented and you all of course agree with my team of Morin-Rasmussen-Versteeg-Rundblad-Cumsikey-Crawford, let’s move on to Part II. The following list is the potential underachievers that could struggle with the Hawks this season. A lot of factors can be worked in here as this list is a combination [...]

  • Who's The Over/Under? Part I

    Who’s The Over/Under? Part I

    The Blackhawks organization is fresh off of wrapping up their 7th annual fan convention. I’m sure it was delightful. It was a great chance for the Hawks to show off those flashy new contracts that keep Kane and Toews in the Windy City for 8 more years . Also, it provided a warm welcome for [...]

  • Garth Snow Chooses to Fail at his Job

    Garth Snow Chooses to Fail at his Job

    As been noted throughout hockey and Islanders media, the Islanders have made their version of a splash this past month, signing 4 NHL caliber free agents and last month agreeing to terms with a goalie that saw free agency looming and decided to not test the waters. Sounds awesome, right?   Well, it is and [...]

  • Trade Proposal This: Who's On Their Way Out?

    Trade Proposal This: Who’s On Their Way Out?

    The Chicago Blackhawks are over the cap. This is a fact. Fans are waiting for a trade, even though, it may mean parting with a player that A) they like, B) is vital to this hockey team or C) all of the above. Chances are they will have to wait a little longer as the [...]

  • The Jury is Still Out

    The Jury is Still Out

    Islander realists, your intrepid team is back with our analysis of the off season, so far. Going into the offseason, which typically starts in February for the Islanders in the Garth Snow regime, the Islanders had some pressing needs. These needs were in no particular order:   1st line offensive player 2nd line center Top [...]

  • Backchecking: Isles Face Pressures Moving Into Offseason and Beyond

    Backchecking: Isles Face Pressures Moving Into Offseason and Beyond

    If you didn’t think Garth Snow was feeling the pressure of last year’s step backward, and this being the final year at  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum think again. While lots of Islander fans and pundits show there ire toward the embattled General Manager of the Islanders; assuming he is just in-ept and without a plan, [...]

  • Backchecking: Longing for the Island — Islanders Fill Holes, Remain Poor Destination for Free Agents

    Backchecking: Longing for the Island — Islanders Fill Holes, Remain Poor Destination for Free Agents

    As I watched the #isles twitter-sphere go nuts yesterday, my own frustration grew.  I can completely understand the anxiety of Islander fans and can even comprehend the amount of “hate” Islander fans hurl on there own team. Often times I find that “hate” misguided, while at other times it’s hard to celebrate my team out [...]

  • The Storm Before the Calm

    The Storm Before the Calm

    A lot of Isles fans are praising our first two picks in this years’ draft.  It is always fun to get excited about something new, and obviously if you’re a fan of this team you have to take what you can get. However we are here, as always, to temper the celebration.  The Islanders need [...]

  • Predators Trade Hornqvist, Spaling to Penguins for James Neal

    Predators Trade Hornqvist, Spaling to Penguins for James Neal

    The Nashville Predators are a team that is need of consistent offense. They took a step to remedying that problem by acquiring James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. In Neal, the Predators pick up a player that has produced a point per game in two of his last three [...]

  • Rumours For Everyone

    Rumours For Everyone

        While I was off getting married and enjoying my honeymoon with the new wife, a lot happened. The day before I flew overseas, the Hawks lost in the Conference Finals to the Kings. Then, via spotty wifi, I went on to read about how the Kings continued their run to win their 2nd [...]

  • NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

    NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

    Game Date Loc Opponent Count of Game 1 10/10/14 At Car Row Labels Home At Grand Total 2 10/11/14 Home Car Ana 1 1 2 3 10/14/14 At NYR Bos 1 2 3 4 10/16/14 Home SJS Buf 1 2 3 5 10/18/14 At Pit Cal 1 1 2 6 10/21/14 Home Tor Car 2 [...]

  • Nothing Personal, Just Business

    Nothing Personal, Just Business

    Four summers ago, the New York Rangers metaphorically backed a Brinks truck up to  Newport Sports Management and unloaded a 9-year, $60-million contract to the most coveted free agent in 2011, Brad Richards. At the time, it seemed like a preposterous and pretty blatant attempt to circumvent the salary cap – with $12 million each [...]